2018-2022 electoral district map


Features of the district


This district located to the south of metropolitan Adelaide is made up of residential and semi-rural suburbs including Woodcroft and part of Morphett Vale.


Approximately 20.61 km2


Hurtle Vale includes the suburbs of Old Reynella. Reynella East and Woodcroft. It also includes parts of the suburbs of Happy Valley and Morphett Vale.


The district of Hurtle Vale, as it exists now, was created at the 2016 boundary redistribution to replace the district of Fisher, and will be contested and represented for the first time in 2018.

Origin of the name

The district is named after Sir James Hurtle Vale Fisher (1790 – 1875) who was the first resident Commissioner of South Australia. In 1837, Sir James, John Morphett, Colonel William Light and a party of marines set off from Glenelg intending to travel overland to Encounter Bay. The area they encamped overnight was named Hurtle Vale in honour of the Commissioner. The new district Hurtle Vale contains the south-western parts of the former district of Fisher. Thereby a connection is retained through the second given name of Sir James Fisher. The name represents a geographic area which, while never officially registered, retains another link to the former Fisher.

Key boundary changes compared to 2014

Hurtle Vale gains the suburb of Old Reynella. Hurtle Vale also gains part of Woodcroft and part of Morphett Vale. Hurtle Vale loses the suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Chandlers Hill, Cherry Gardens and Coromandel East. Hurtle Vales also loses the remainder of the suburb of O’Halloran Hill and parts of the suburbs of Clarendon and Happy Valley.

For full details see 2016 Report of the Electoral Districts Boundaries Commission (PDF 1.8 MB).

Representation and results

Members since first represented in 2018
Natalie F. (Nat) Cook ALP 2018 –
Members of former electoral district of Fisher (during its existence, 1985 – 2018)
Philip B. Tyler ALP 1985 – 1989
Robert B. (Bob) Such LIB (1989 – 2000) /
IND (2000 – 2014)
1989 – 2014
Natalie F. (Nat) Cook ALP 2014 – 2018

Election results

2018 State Election results
2014 By-election results (former electoral district of Fisher)
2010 State Election results (former electoral district of Fisher)